Category:
Toys

The Brick Thief

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 22, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Toys

Happy Hunter



If you were willing to pay $745.00 for a toy boat, would you risk it by giving your drunken buddy a ride in his inflatable?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 09, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Boats, Hobbies and DIY, Toys

Non-human Barbie

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Did you know that there were non-human Barbie dolls? Maybe if I were the parent of a little girl, this would be old news to me. But it's not. And to my eyes, it's weird. Does Mermaid Barbie have sex with land-dwelling Ken? Does she leave sea-slug trails all over Barbie's Malibu Dream House? The mind boggles.




Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 26, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Sexuality, Toys

Toy from Hell

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Perusing the toy ads this weekend, I noticed that you can purchase a toy of this character from TOY STORY 3.

Has anybody at Disney actually watched this movie?!? Lots-o-Huggin Bear is the evillest, vilest villain of all times! Offering him as a toy for kids would be like offering an action-figure of the hunter who killed Bambi's mother! What parent will purchase this nightmare-inducing object for Christmas?





Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 02, 2010 - Comments (11)
Category: Animals, Evil, Toys, Cartoons

Toys with Emotional Problems

You think you have problems? At least you weren't created with a specific mental illness in mind, as in being a depressed turtle or a obsessive compulsive Hippo.


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My only complaint is that only 5 mental illnesses are represented. Surely we can do better than that, people.

Here's the link if you don't believe it.

http://www.popfi.com/2010/09/09/cuddly-toys-with-mental-illnesses/

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Sep 13, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Toys

The Swing Wing

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 17, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Toys, 1960s, Brain Damage

Strange Change Time Machine



If you ever wanted your kid to grow up to be a mad scientist, this is the toy you bought him or her.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 27, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Toys, 1960s, Fictional Monsters

Forgotten Wham-O Toy:  the Limbo Kit

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Yes, once there was a dance (or game, or contest) stupider than the macarena: the limbo. An excuse for uptight suburbanites to get loose. And, in 1961, Wham-O made a kit to facilitate doing the limbo. Read about it here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 01, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Toys, 1960s, Dance

Follies of the Mad Men #90



Is it smart to emphasize to parents, the toy-buyers, how goddamn noisy your products are?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Toys, 1960s

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